2021 Year-end Reflections : The School Year, Star Wars & My Dad

Where to begin?

The 2020-21 school year has been … ummm … let’s call it memorable. We can throw in exhausting as well. This past year I’ve written a lot about the pandemic — its effects on us, what we’ve learned from it, and how we might grow from it. I’ve written a total of 17 posts since August and 6 of them have specifically referenced the pandemic.

It’s been on my mind. I’ve never blogged so consistently about a topic in one year.

In case you’re wondering, here are the posts:

Some of my other blog posts from this year didn’t actually mention COVID or the pandemic, but honestly, the link was there if you wanted to find it — for example, the one on the importance of being kind (We’re All Fighting a Battle – Apr 2021).

The point I’m making is this …

There hasn’t been a day that went by where we were not thinking about the pandemic, worrying about the pandemic, or wondering about what comes next in the pandemic.

It has consumed everyone this year.

And for me, it has been quite cathartic to have my blog where I can crystalize my thoughts and share them with you. But, I also hope that it has been helpful for you to know what I’m thinking and processing during this year of incredible change and opportunity.

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7 thoughts on “2021 Year-end Reflections : The School Year, Star Wars & My Dad

  1. Thanks Mr. Eberwein for your thoughts and continued interest and passion for youth learning. You were my grade 8 science teacher at Moscrop many moons ago, and I was pleasantly surprised to see your presence as I transitioned my eldest son (Kindergarten) into a new school district midway through this turmultuouse year! I still remember you eating chalk to get our attention, haha!


    • Hi Ashlee. Wow, what a small world. Thanks for writing to me. It’s been a long time since I was at Moscrop — and, yes, I remember eating chalk — but, only the white stuff! Would love to catch up at some point.


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